Perry Prays For Pollution? Perry Tells CBN That He Asks God To Intervene With The EPA

Texas Governor Rick Perry appears to be out doing his opponents who have made the curtailment or actual elimination of the EPA a major part of the Republican presidential election (here and here). While Newt Gingrich wants to disband the EPA, Perry has brought in the big guns and announced that he actually prays to God to seek divine intervention in curtailing pollution laws.

Perry made this statement on CBN:

“Frankly I pray for the president every day. I pray for his wisdom, I pray that God will open his eyes. I wish this president would turn back the health care law that’s been passed, ask that his EPA back down these regulations that are causing businesses to hesitate to spend money.”

It appears that he is praying for divine help to rollback on regulations designed to protect the environment and health of citizens. I do not recall that part of biblical scriptures, but I may have missed it. Of course, this is supposed to be a private as opposed to a political moment: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6)

Yet the Bible does say “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:22, 24). Thus, it is possible to offer the following prayer: “Dear Lord, bless your humble servants and reduce the burden for our corporations by rescinding parts 239 through 282 of 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as well as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under authority of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.).” That is so much more constructive than those silly “end world poverty” or “bring peace to the world” prayers.

Source: Washington Independent

48 thoughts on “Perry Prays For Pollution? Perry Tells CBN That He Asks God To Intervene With The EPA”

  1. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/12/as_texas_gov_rick_perry_enters

    As Texas Gov. Rick Perry Enters GOP Race, New Exposé Reveals His Close Ties to Radical Evangelicals

    August 12, 2011

    Excerpt:

    “Questions have also arisen over Perry’s close ties to the radical wing of the Christian evangelical movement. Last Saturday, Perry helped organize and spoke at a controversial seven-hour Christian prayer rally in Houston titled “The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” While the prayer session drew 30,000 participants and received national press, little attention was paid to the Christian evangelicals Perry worked with to organize the event. The Texas Observer has just published an explosive article titled “Rick Perry’s Army of God.” It exposes how a group of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets from a little-known movement known as New Apostolic Reformation have been quietly pushing for Perry’s presidential bid. We speak with the Texas Observer’s Forrest Wilder.”

  2. “you have to remember these are the same people who pray for god to help them win football games”

    Pete,

    Good point. The belief that somehow there is a God who could possibly have an interest in the outcome of sporting events, or the performance of athletes is an absurdity that matches Perry and the EPA. It is ridiculous if you don’t believe in a God, but even more ridiculous if you do.

  3. Perry and the Lege could actually make the heat more bearable for some but they choose not to do so apparently. How morally bankrupt do you have to be to be a Texas politician?

    Texas raids fund for poor to keep taxes low
    By Muriel Kane

    Texas utility customers pay a little extra on their bills that is supposed to go into a fund to help the poor cover their own utility payments. But in a year of record heat, less than half the fund is being paid out, forcing people to do without air conditioning in triple-digit temperatures.

    CBS reports that the Texas legislature has repeatedly approved raiding the fund in order to balance its budget without raising taxes. By 2013, there will be $900 million sitting unspent, with no plans to ever pay it out.

    And not only are the poor being shortchanged, but members of the middle class who pay utility bills are being charged that extra fee which does nothing but subsidize keeping taxes low on the wealthy.

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/homophobia-is-apparently-associated-with-homosexual-arousal/

  4. and since we don’t have to worry about the public health (no public healthcare). the subject of how many are injured by companies pumping heavy metals into the atmosphere and the water table doesn’t enter into the equation.

    out of sight, out of mind

    (and i didn’t even mention carbon)

  5. EPA Regulation Would Cost $1.2 Million Per Job Created

    (CNSNews.com) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been promoting the job creation and health aspects of its impending regulations on the electric industry, but in congressional testimony an agency official admitted the impending regulations would cost business $10.9 billion and create only 9,000 full time jobs.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/new-epa-regulation-would-cost-12-million

  6. Mike S

    you have to remember these are the same people who pray for god to help them win football games

  7. Somewhere Francis of Assisi is training a rabbit for it’s mission of assassinating for Rick Perry.

    Now that’s a GREAT comic book idea (or maybe Bill Cosby movie).

  8. He’s trying to create more jobs for doctors, pharmacists, and undertakers.

  9. Pandering of this nature will win over many voters in the Republican Party, but will not resonate with (or will probably turn off) most voters in a general election. More disturbing in the big picture is that some Americans in the 21st century actually believe that God or Jesus will intervene in the pro- vs. anti-EPA debate. If such were the case, the EPA would not have been created in the first place and/or would have been abolished after the first religious person disagreed with any EPA position a couple decades ago.

  10. K this may be difficult for your small mind to grasp but I was not an Obama supporter. Nothing he has done since he was elected has changed my opinion of him. My opinion is that he is a horrible President and we could only have done worse by electing any one of the others on the ballot. Thanks to the totally dysfunctional GOP it looks like that will be the only choice next time too.

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